June 19, 1967
Brooklyn Heights, New York, U.S.
Sara was born Mia Sarapochiello // in Brooklyn Heights, New York. She is the daughter of Diana, a stylist and also a photographer, and Jerome Sarapochiello, a photographer and artist. She attended St. Ann's School, in Brooklyn, New York.
Sara's breakthrough role came in 1985 as Princess Lili, playing opposite Tom Cruise in Legend , followed shortly by Ferris Bueller's girlfriend, Sloane Peterson, in the 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off. She also appeared in the miniseries Queenie, a roman à clef on actress Merle Oberon, as well as 1992's A Stranger Among Us, directed by Sidney Lumet. In 1994 she starred opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme in the blockbuster Timecop, for which she won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Sara enjoys flying and holds a private pilot license. In March 1996, Sara was married to Jason Connery, the son of Sean Connery, with whom she performed in Bullet to Beijing. In June 1997, they had a son, Dashiell Quinn Connery. The couple divorced in 2002. She is now married to Brian Henson, oldest son of Muppets creator Jim Henson; they have one daughter, Amelia Jane Henson.
|1986||Ferris Bueller's Day Off||Sloane Peterson|
|1987||Queenie||Queenie Kelly||TV miniseries|
|1988||Shadows in the Storm||Melanie|
|1988||Apprentice to Murder||Alice Spangler|
|1988||Any Man's Death||Gerlind|
|1988||The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Sara Fletcher||Episode: "Twisted Sisters"|
|1989||Big Time||Fran||TV movie|
|1989||Till We Meet Again||Delphine de Lancel||TV miniseries|
|1990||Daughter of Darkness||Katherine Thatcher||TV movie|
|1991||A Climate for Killing||Elise Shipp||A.k.a. "A Row of Crows"|
|1991||By the Sword||Erin Clavelli|
|1992||A Stranger Among Us||Leah|
|1993||Time Trax||Annie Knox||2 episodes|
|1993||Blindsided||Chandler Strange||TV movie|
|1993||Call of the Wild||Jessie Gosselin|
|1994||Caroline at Midnight||Victoria Dillon||A.k.a. "Someone's Watching"|
|1994||Timecop||Melissa Walker||Won—The "Best Supporting Actress" Saturn Award|
|1995||The Set-Up||Gina Sands|
|1995||The Maddening||Cassie Osborne|
|1995||Bullet to Beijing||Natasha Gradetsky||TV movie|
|1995||Black Day Blue Night||Hallie Schrag|
|1995/96||Chicago Hope||Annie Rueman||2 episodes|
|1996||Strangers||Ginny||Episode: "Stone Heart"|
|1996||The Pompatus of Love||Cynthia|
|1996||Undertow||Willie Yates||TV movie|
|1997||20,000 Leagues Under the Sea||Mara||TV movie|
|1998||Hard Time||Myler||TV movie|
|2000||Little Insects||Princess Dayzie||Voice only|
|2001||Turn of Faith||Annmarie De Carlo|
|2001||The Impossible Elephant||Molly Connor||A.k.a. "The Incredible Elephant"|
|2001||Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story||Ondine||TV miniseries|
|2002||Lost in Oz||Loriellidere||TV movie|
|2002–03||Birds of Prey||Dr. Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn|
|2003||Hoodlum & Son||Ellen Heaven|
|2005||CSI: NY||Cala Winger||Episode: "Jamalot"|
|2006||Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King||Beautiful Passenger||Episode: "Battleground"|
|2011||The Witches of Oz||Princess Langwidere||Miniseries|
|2012||Dorothy and the Witches of Oz||Princess Langwidere|
|2013||Pretty Pretty||Narciss||Short film|
- "Mia Sara Biography". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-01-03.
- "Mia Sara Biography (1967–)". Filmreference. Retrieved 2009-07-27.
- Scott, Vernon (1986-07-25). "Mia Sara Lands Plum Roles Despite Lack of Training". Schenectady Gazette. Retrieved 2011-02-12.
- Hill, Michael E. (1987-05-10). "Mia Sara drops teen act for 'Queenie'". Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved 2011-02-12.
- "Past Saturn Awards : Film Awards : Best Supporting Actress". The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. Retrieved 2011-02-12.